What's the difference between
a newt and a lizard?

What's the difference between 
lizards and newts?


  • In the Ukk, common lizards and newts are approximately the same sort of size and look superfically similar. They are, however, unrelated. Newts are amphibians and lizards are reptiles.

  • As amphibians, newts tend to live in or near water and lay eggs in the water. Lizards lay their eggs on land although they may also live in damp areas.

  • Lizards, as reptiles, have scaley skin. Newt skin tends to be smooth.

  • Lizards have five toes on each foot, newts have four.

  • Lizards move very quickly and can be difficult to catch. Newts tend to move more slowly and are more easily caught.